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Stellan Skarsgård on Thor, The Avengers and Experiencing Melancholia With His Son

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Some moviegoers may recognize Stellan Skarsgård as the frequent Lars von Trier collaborator who this November will appear in Melancholia, his fourth film from the controversial Danish director. But more mainstream audiences will recognize the 60-year-old Swedish actor (and father of True Blood breakout actor Alexander Skarsgård) for his work in five mega-blockbusters in the past five years including Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Mamma Mia!, Angels & Demons and most recently Thor, which starred Skarsgård as a scientist who ultimately befriends Chris Hemsworth’s title character.

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alycakes3697d ago

I didn't know that was his son in real life. It's nice to know these things sometimes. It connects you to them in a different way when you know a little more about their personal life.

StarWarsFan3696d ago

Stellan Skarsgård has been really steady at work in big box-office movies.

alycakes3696d ago

Yes...he's always been a very good character actor. I'm surprised that he never had a major leading part when he was younger...he's very good.